Gandhi: The Musical received a phenomenal response from theater enthusiasts during its first two seasons and now, the musical extravaganza is all set to return to Mumbai for its third run.
The third season of the much-acclaimed musical, which left the audiences awestruck with its magnitude, power-packed performances and novel treatment, will commence from August 4 and will conclude on 15th August, including an Independence Day show to keep up with the patriotic milieu, at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai. The makers have kept a limited engagement for this exhilarating theatrical experience, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Written and directed by Danesh R. Khambata, the play follows the extraordinary journey of a remarkable man from being Mohandas to Mahatma and his ‘Experiments With Truth’. Through his play Khambata wants to tell the story of Mohandas and not showcase him as Mahatma. Thus, the play doesn’t glorify Gandhi but rather touches upon the mind of Mohandas and the making of Mahatma.
It focuses on his days as a barrister, his struggle and his voyage to champion the cause of the oppressed in South Africa, with non-violence and passive resistance being his only weapons – this includes the advent of the concept of Satyagraha. It then showcases how he finally returns to his homeland and puts the mighty British Empire on the back foot. The musical presents his remarkable life through 14 original songs, 9 dance sequences, powerful dialogues and a spectacular script, which depicts the era of the leader, who shaped the destiny of an entire nation.
Abhishek Krishnan, Nishi Doshi, Harssh Singh, Francois Castellino, Crystal Sequeira, Uday Chandra, Vivek Tandon, Darius Shroff and Rohit Tiwari are playing the lead roles in Gandhi: A Musical and Bollywood actor Boman Irani has also lent his voice to the play. Nariman Khambata and Rahul Pais have composed the music, while Bertwin D’souza has choreographed the dance sequences. The third season has a special surprise as Danesh Khambata himself will be essaying the role of the aged Gandhi.
Bookings are open now and tickets, which are selling like hotcakes, can be bought from the box-office at the NCPA and Book My Show. An NCPA Production in association with SiLLy PoiNt Productions, the third season will run from August 4 to August 15 at NCPA, Mumbai.